Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson Honored at GLAAD Media Awards
Chaz Bono and Cher | Photo Credits: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD
Chaz Bono took home two honors at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards.
Bono, 43, received the outstanding documentary prize for Becoming Chaz, an OWN special that chronicled his gender transition. He was also given the Stephen F. Kolziak award, which honors a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered member of the entertainment community. Past recipients have included Melissa Etheridge, Ellen DeGeneres and Rufus Wainright. Bono was the first transgender contestant to appear on Dancing with the Stars, which was recognized as Outstanding Reality Program by GLAAD last month.
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson was given the Vanguard Award, which honors those in the media who've helped increase the visibility and understanding of the LGBT community. Earlier this year, Hutcherson started working with the anti-bullying campaign "Straight But Not Narrow."
Other honorees at the 23rd annual awards included Modern Family for Outstanding Comedy Series, the Focus Features film Beginners for Outstanding Film, and Drop Dead Diva and Hot in Cleveland, which tied for Outstanding Individual Episode.